ERIC Number: ED358058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Focusing on Student Outcomes: Roles for Incentive Programs. The 1991 National Survey of Incentive Programs and Teacher Career Ladders.
Cornett, Lynn M.; Gaines, Gale F.
In 1986, the Southern Regional Education Board Career Ladder Clearinghouse reported that 29 states were implementing, or had mandates to develop, career ladder or teacher incentive programs based on student performance. The 50-state survey reported on here revisits the issue of teacher and school incentive programs. The report provides a framework for examining: (1) changes that have taken place in states and in schools because of career ladder and reward programs since 1986; (2) the evolution of programs in response to changing fiscal conditions; (3) concerns of policymakers and educators; (4) shifting attitudes about the best way to improve schools; (5) problems arising out of the nation's experiment with incentive programs in the 1980s; and (6) problems states are likely to encounter as they move to accountability systems that focus more on student results in the 1990s. The bulk of the document (30 pages) summarizes survey results from each of the 50 states regarding state actions since 1986. Analysis of the survey results suggest that as a result of career ladder and reward programs, schools emphasizing results for students are becoming more popular. In addition to the text, school and incentive programs--1991 are summarized for each state in chart form. (Contains 21 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Ladders, Compensation (Remuneration), Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Incentives, National Surveys, Performance Factors, Policy Formation, Professional Recognition, Program Implementation, State Programs, Student Role, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($2.50 handling fee).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.